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legislators to get money out and get jobs in. more than 140,000 of us are standing together on the single issue, get money out of our political system and end the auction democracy. we got news this morning, and it was no surprise, on the other side of the ledger, the job crisis in this nation is unchanged. the unemployment rate, unchanged at 9.1%. 14 million americans by the white house's numbers are unemployed. and if you look at the actual data, 20%, one in five of america's workers, or 31 million americans -- i want you to think about all the jobs plans you heard about -- 31 million americans either out of work, struggling in a part-time position, or working in a job that does not require the college degree that they put themselves into debt to get. joining us now, peter morici, former chief economist for the international trade commission and professor at the university of maryland smith's school of business. also with us, msnbc contributor, jared bernstein, senior fellow at the center of budget and policy priorities, as well as vice president biden's former chief economist. it's a d
at the incredible energy in our own mad as hell, get money out campaign. a geyser of energy is erupting around us. we believe this amendment is the harness to take it forward as we near our first-ever digital double of 200,000. we head towards 400 from there. more on that later, but we begin with mad as hell in lower manhattan. what a day. after winning their fight against being thrown out of so-called park cleanup, the newly empowered occupiers, with thousands descending in support, left the park and headed for wall street. hundreds hopping police barriers, clashing with cops. more than a dozen arrested. but as we know, it is by no means just new york at this point. there are, in fact, occupations in nearly 1,700 cities worldwide, with talk tomorrow of growing to be one of the largest global protests ever. here in the u.s., the protests are largely being led by young americans, many who are drowning in college loan debt. they were promised a college degree was the best way to get ahead. in fact, they were fearmongered into doing it, as they pursued the prestige rather than the learning. but the
an assassination plot, which the u.s. says was cooked up by elements, quote, inside the iranian government. what that means is a subject of wild speculation at this hour. whatever it was, it was a plan to attempt to kill the saudi ambassador to the united states on u.s. soil, and it includes the planned use of bombs and a foiled murder-for-hire plot that involves an opium deal with a mexican drug cartel. can't make it up, and it is, indeed, both terrifying and perplexing all at the same time. we begin with nbc news justice correspondent, pete williams. pete, we heard the attorney general say this was intended to be an opening act of a broader plot. what, exactly, is the quality of the information that we have that is tying this to whether it's the iranian government, the mexican drug cartels, and all the players that are sort of being whipped around right now. >> reporter: well, just those players that we know of. and it's a very straightforward line, according to the government. they say this whole plot was cooked up in the spring of this year, and the central character is a man named monsieur
. dylan ratigan's here to take us forward. dylan? >> the vagaries of your opinion, sometimes, it's hard to tell where you're coming from, martin. that one was pretty clear-cut, i appreciate that. >> i'm damned with fake praise. thank you very much, dylan. >> i'll talk to you next time. the show starts right now. >>> well, good afternoon to you. nice to see you. i am dylan ratigan. it is a milestone monday for so many today. first, occupy wall street marking its one-month anniversary in occupation. more importantly, the movement has cemented itself as a worldwide aligned event. more on that a bit later. but we start off with our own milestone here at "the d.r. show," because over the weekend, we achieved our first-ever digital double. more than 200,000 of us joining in a partnership to simply get money out of politics, as a singular principle. as we've been saying, this is the beginning. our hope is that all of us will be able to join the debate on this proposed amendment and double our digital wave again and again, the 200, 400, 800, and so on, until we are massive by the conventions ne
at getting, yes, more u.s. exports into south korea, panama, and colombia. what could be better than that? we'd be better off having a trade deal with california. there are more buyers for american products in california than there are with all three of those countries combined, and the only apparent benefit is the employment of north korean slaves and the ability to use bank secrecy laws in panama. doesn't sound like job creation to me. and while the rhetoric of free trade sells well, it just never seems to work out as promised, because it's not really free. it's kind of rigged, you know. the u.s. job gains tend to turn into the opposite, u.s. job losses. in fact, they had to pass a law to subsidize lost jobs on a bill that they said was going to create them. no joke! not to mention, obviously, the data from nafta, potentially wonderful ideas in global trade being corrupted by special interests that rig the system. and the auction that buys washington politics has convinced the pro-wrestlers down there that, for some reason, this is good politics, even if it's terrible policy to accept riggi
's what they would have us believe. overseas, a big debt deal for the eurozone, writing down 50% of the greek debt, which 100% of which will never be paid, at the same time, inventing, literally inventing, much like our own federal reserve at the european stability fund, $1 trillion new that came from i don't know where, nobody does, to fund the bailout of the foreign debt, is the sovereign debt, here in europe. meantime, here at home, numbers on our gross sovereign product have an accelerate. keep in mind, the gdp is a number that dates to the depression era that simply numb measures the number of transactions in our country, but does not measure what those transaction is for. so a transaction that steals money is a equated to a transaction that creates value. in this instance, we're looking at extraction in this country, which looks like it's getting a little more busy. we've, of course, fired up the extraction machine again, using all of this invented money that's being funneled into our systems, the trillion dollars out of europe. and as evidenced by today's rally on wall st
been a helpful accident of fate, because it allows us to realize and commemorate the greatness of one individual's contribution and the utter futility of the other. may he rest in peace. thank you so much for watching. dylan ratigan's here, fired up, as always, and ready to take us forward. >> wonderful comments there, martin. if anybody can articulate the sentiment when it comes to these things, i cannot think of a broad ca broadcaster in this country that can do it better than you. >> that is a wonderful comment, and i will pay you after the show. >> it's a sincere compliment, martin. the show starts right now. >>> well, good thursday afternoon to you. i am dylan ratigan and i'm fired up. i hope you are too. we're moving on now to the next level of our collective madรง a hell get money out campaign. as of now, the digital waves are surging. our theory of each person asking another person, as they sign this petition, to let another person know it exists is functioning, and as a result, yesterday our biggest day ever. more than 26,000 in the day. we're now working 130,000, as
of the pro-gadhafi strongholds in the ongoing civil war. as he tried to flee, nato air strikes and u.s. drones hit gadhafi's convoy. that much the u.s. has confirmed. gadhafi, apparently, however, survived the hit and was later found inside this drainage ditch. you may have seen this picture today. he was arrested from inside the ditch and then died while in custody. now, video of his final moments seems to back up the claim. some say gadhafi died from injuries sustained in the original air strike. otherwise say he was subsequently executed after they arrested him. regardless, the transitional government now has custody of gadhafi's body in misrata. celebrations breaking out almost immediately in tripoli and across libya. >> just this beautiful moment right now, i thought a dream just came through. >> we killed everyone like the gadhafi. >> all the world is suffering because he's doing -- because he was doing terrorist operations. and now we are happy. >> now comes the not-so-easy task of building a new country. three now, we have seen, go to this transitional state. but first, of cour
develop around us. the goal, of course, is for all of us to be aligned together as we ride it. and as promised, we will take this petition and hopefully be able to announce a whole nice stack of news as to where we're going to move forward with this tomorrow from washington, d.c. but as i said yesterday, we are at the beginning of a process that will rise into a wave of debate for next year. we need to debate this constitutional amendment together, in public, to get money out of our auction-based democracy, so we can finally resolve the real issues our country faces. the need for true health, focus on learning, actual investment, efficiency, and ultimately the jobs that will be created in the pursuit of those goals. and we must have everyone's help to do it. you know that you can't do it, you know i can't do it, we even know we can't do it. but we do know that we can talk about this with everybody at america, getting the word out that we want to get money out. and this fall is time for an honest, transparent, true debate about the language of this petition's amendment for draf
politician." enjoy the debate. dylan's here to take us forward. dylan, what's on the agenda? >> all right. well, a little bit of this, a little bit of that. we start with defense today, though, martin, as theirs is perhaps no industry that has more toxified our economy as the industrial energy complex. the show starts right now. >>> well, the big story today is playing defense. good afternoon to you. i am dylan ratigan. we begin with our money in our national defense. we are currently, as we all know, in the longest war in our nation's history. the cost of blood and treasure, simply staggering. yet when there are calls for cuts in spending or ending the wars, the military industrial complex says, no, not yet. not now. not this month. and that's have been in this time of incredible economic distress here at home. if you think the debate is new, of course, think again. going back to 1961, republican dwight eisenhower, the general who won d-day and helped end world war ii issued this warning to all of us about what would happen if we were not careful. >> in the councils of government, we mus
of tribeca. >> we're using up the balance of your time and we're going to use a moment of mine. >> go ahead. >> i couldn't help but notice you had chris hayes on the show today. >> indeed. >> i thought i was your favorite, first of all. >> come on, chris hayes is a smart dude. he's like you. all the smart dudes come to this show. him, you, you're all the same. >> i also noticed he didn't have to the wear a tie. >> that was his choice and not mine. that was his choice. i thought he looked very dapper without a tie. the truth is, are you wearing shoes today, dylan? >> yes, i'm actually wearing boots today. >> very good. >> again, i will -- >> you'll take it away. let's start your show. >> i will delude myself no longer. >> the show starts right now. >>> all right. good friday afternoon, oh, sorry, yeah, there. good friday afternoon to you. i am dylan ratigan. if you recognize that music, you know our big story today. aerosmith, "the same old song and dance," that is what we are getting from both sides in the so-called super committee in washington. the republicans, their plan $2.2 trillion in
the mathematics of digital wave theory, we must be doubling ourselves. each of us, partners on the list. our next goal, get to 200,000 and then enroll those 200,000 to double again to 400, so that the wave grows and doubles as each one of us in this list and in this mission is working together to expand it to a size that is formidable enough to take on the presidential conventions next summer. the second phase of phase 2, if you will, is that we work together on shaping the get money out constitutional amendment language. we think this is the best way to accomplish our singular goal of tearing down the green curtain of money that is making it impossible to give america the debate it deserves so that we can have real solutions to jobs, real solutions to energy, and real solutions to trade and on and on. one major thing that you and i have accomplished so far is we have been able to generate enough energy to win the confidence of those around us, that they are now willing to throw resources in our direction to help us further down the road with the establishment of a get money out foundation. the m
and that's the truth. thank you very much for watching. dylan's here and ready to take us forward. >> thank you very much. and happy monday, martin. >> thank you. did you have a good weekend? >> it was very relaxing and i was able to enjoy myself. and yourself? >> i heard george benson on friday night. 68 years old, new york city, and he was fabulous. >> and what about your own recordings, how's that going these days? >> i'm not doing anything at the moment. i'll let you know. >> would you let me play with you? i do alternative percussion. >> let's move on. i can hear someone's laughing with you. i think we need to move on. >> fine. i'm just saying. i'll play with you. but in the meantime, we should do a tv show, which begins now. >>> well, good afternoon to you. the big story today is the new middle east. i am dylan ratigan. happy monday to you. we start the week with a mideast that is quite simply vastly different today than it was even just a week ago. we talk about the rate of change and everything we deal, i can't think of a place that is bearing that out more apparently than
're not leaving because the pentagon strategically decided it was time to get out. iraq is effectively kicking us out by virtue of their refusal to authorize u.s. troops' immunity in their country beyond the end of the year. beyond that point, iraq refused, and so, hey, it sounds like the war is over. president obama says the u.s. is moving forward in a position of strength, but come january 1st, literally, when it comes to iraq and particularly iran's ambitions to project its power into the vacuum left by the loss of saddam hussein, the training wheels will be off. we start with nbc news foreign correspondent, ayman mohyeldin, and retired army colonel, medal of honor recipient, jack jacobs. it's an honor to see both of you. your gut reaction on the news, jack? >> sooner rather than later. save money, save lives. we were coming home in any case, and the president looks quite presidential by saying, we're not putting up with this stuff, we're leaving. >> and your two cents when you look at the dynamic? >> i think it's part of the changing landscape in the middle east, a very historic opportunity.
of missouri, kansas city. zack carter joins us as well, senior political economy reporter with the "huffington post" and a man we're always happy to see. professor black, what is your assessment of the proposal from president obama? >> well, first, the numbers are considerably worse than you just showed. that figure of 12 million is actually how many houses are underwater by at least 125%, not 100%. >> so, again, because it goes to my base criticism, which is, i'm not sure that the political parties, and for that matter, the media, comprehend the magnitude of this problem. why is understanding the size of the problem so important? >> because, you realize immediately that the proposed solutions, if they worked perfectly, would do virtually nothing, given the scale of the problem. so they haven't even tried to solve. we've gone from yes, we can, to actually, we're not even really going to try. > >> and zack, in the context of professor black's assessment, have you seen any housing plan, from any political leader, that addresses the scale of the problem or who would you even point us to as any ag
people as, hey, free trade. we all know that these things not only kill u.s. jobs, actually a piece of legislation to pay for people who lose their jobs for the job-creating free trade agreements. if it wasn't true, you wouldn't believe it. first up here today a friend of the show, vermont independent senator bernie sanders. let's start with china. the chinese embassy doubling dunn on their lobbying efforts and that doesn't count what caterpillar and all the u.s. multi-nationals must be spending to try to protect how profitable it is to employ those chinese slaves and exploit the currency to extract america. that's a good business, man. >> well, it is, and i think, dylan, we increasingly have to understand when we deal with china that a lot of the opposition to good policy protecting american workers, that is opposed by these corporations who we have to look at as almost chinese companies, not as american companies. ever since the passage of permanent normal trade relations with china, we have lost millions of good paying jobs. in the last ten years alone we have seen 50,000 factori
lost, so the entire thing is little more than political pro wrestling that all of us are fundamentally disgusted by. now, as you know, if you've been watching the show the past week, none of us believe that we will be able to honestly address the root causes of all of this until we end the ability for private interests to auction off control of our government. that is why we're all so mad as hell. in fact, more than 90,000 of us are already on board for a get money out campaign to force a debate around a constitutional amendment. and we'll tell you how you can get involved later on in the show, because to get money out, we need a coalition that spans across the political spectrum, one of shared principle, a shared principle that a bought government will never serve america's interests, because it is being sold at auction. this can't be just the right or the left or the center. we begin today with roger hickey, codirector of the campaign for america's future. and right after roger, one of the tea party cofounders conservative, carl denninger. but roger, i'll begin with you. how do you f
tools that the fed used during the financial crisis to cover up the banks' problems and perpetuate a too big to fail system with a dark casino-based swaps market. why should we care? well, because the group of people doing this are appointed, unelected, elite platinum citizens, who are exploiting our nation's economy and our nation's currency to preserve their own interests, mind you, unchecked when it comes to power. they are not part of our three branches of government, if you will. if you need an example of their abuse of power, here's one. the audit report exposed today the following. 18 current and former fed board members who held the top spots at the same banks and companies that were given emergency loans from the fed. so the same people who were saying you better do what we say or else, the same platinum citizens threatening america in 2008, continued to do that at the expense of students, retirees, the unemployed and every other nonpla-platinum citizen, and because of the way the fed works there's no transparency as to how they do this. the more of this we'll see the hard
of principle that we all share together, and unless we together, all of us, get money out of our politics, the debate we all need and desperately want on jobs, health care, banking, energy, war, cannot and will never get past a green curtain of influence that gives us a government sold at as you. you've heard of the arab spring. well, my friends, behold the american autumn. thousands at this hour at wall street with major labor unions joining the march for the day. in just a few minutes the unions will march from their foley square staging area to the park. there's massive walkouts across colleges, occupation is spreading, they day, montana, north carolina, southern california, and, of course, right here in new york and dozens of other campuses. a growing number of occupiers adopting get money out as their core objective to end the bought congress. we welcome them in that congress that agrees with us. congressman ron paul and presidential candidate is our first guest. you and i both know money has a toxfying effect on the nature of the debate. your thoughts on what you're witnessing aroun
you. in this city, new york, right now, there are demonstrations about 70 blocks south of us on wall street and they, like you and me, are mad as hell, whether you believe it or not. in fact, those demonstrations spontaneously swept dozens of cities this weekend and resulted in 700 arrests here in new york on saturday. when i saw all this going on friday, i went to their website to see what these people were all about. their mission statement simply said, the only thing we all have in common is that we are the 99% who will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. that's how they presented themselves. i read it, i thought, yeah, i agree with that. so since i live about five blocks away from zucati park, i went down there friday, saturday, and sunday to talk debate and hopefully find common ground with folks who i thought shared my frustration. i love what you're doing. i believe that this can be turned into an action item for next year. right now what's being communicated is, we're not going to take it anymore. because this is very pink floyd, right? no mas. so now you'v
shocked because actually we didn't use tear gas this sumner london, although there were obviously demands. tear gas is not used much on mainland britain at all because of the pr carpet it gives to protesters and the police here to be very careful. a "new york times"/cbs, 40% of the americans are the pro wall street occupied movement and 20% disagree and have you to be worry about galvanizing that sympathy towards that movement by using something as extreme as tear gas. >> at the same time, rob, it's become apparent that each of these protests in each city is very different from each other's city because it takes on the culture and the dynamic and the -- whatever the attitude, not just of the protesters, but each police force i really think has a different culture depending on who the chief of police is and what the mechanism of that engagement is. what do you see as the greatest sort of social and political risk of the inconsistency, if you will, of both the occupation itself, and to both of you really, and also the inconsistency of its policeing? >> imogen is right. it's a huge pr card.
or stops, which leads us to wonder with american soldiers hunkering down, if you will, for another winter in afghanistan, how much are they once again sitting ducks for more attacks like this? and two folks who certainly know better than i do, and probably you as well, nbc news chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, and medal of honor recipient, colonel jack jacobs, to give all of us some context. jack, let's start with you. you were explaining before you walked out here that the first rule when you sign up to be a soldier is don't go down an unsecured road. how does that sort of template for being in the military reconcile with the most recent events and the way we've been administering this war in general? >> well, very badly. you're not supposed to go down any road until it's been secured to the flanks and to the front. it doesn't matter whether you're going down a road in the middle of the desert or in an urban area, you can't go down a road unless you've secured it. but to do that, you need to move troops to the flanks. and we don't have the troops to do it. as a result, we've j
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